|Assets:||Has awesome skating ability, which truly sets him apart from the others on the ice. Has plenty of puck-moving skills, the ability to quarterback a power play and projectable size (6-2).|
|Flaws:||Will need to clean up his defensive-zone coverage and improve his overall play when he doesn't have the puck in order to maximize his National Hockey League upside. Also needs to add more bulk and avoid injuries.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile puck-moving defenseman with good upside.|
|OHL||Second All-Rookie Team||2010-11|
|3/20/2013||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2012.|
Tampa inks prospect defender Slater Koekkoek | 03/20/2013 6:22 PM
NewsSlater Koekkoek has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with Tampa Bay.
ImpactHe skated in OHL 42 games this season with the Peterborough and Windsor prior to requiring a second surgical procedure on the same shoulder he injured last year. Koekkoek was selected by Tampa in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2012 draft.
Slater Koekkoek (shoulder) out for the season | 01/22/2013 12:00 PM
NewsTampa Bay prospect Slater Koekkoek will require a second shoulder surgery that will keep him on the shelf for four to six months.
ImpactKoekkoek had the same surgery on the same shoulder last season. "The first procedure he had, it failed, so he needs to have it redone," said Lightning GM Steve Yzerman. He generated six goals and 28 points in 40 games with Peterborough this season prior to being traded to Windsor, where he had one assist in two contests.
Koekkoek lends a hand in 3-0 win for Petes | 01/03/2013 10:38 PM
NewsSlater Koekkoek contributed an assist in Peterborough's 3-0 win against Belleville on Thursday night.
ImpactKoekkoek is the team's second-leading scorer this season with 28 points in 39 games. The Petes have endured a tough year, which has a great deal with him sporting a horrid minus-25 rating.
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